Through-the-Bible Thursday: OBADIAH

Through-the-Bible Thursday: OBADIAH (4 mins) — No surprise that Jeremiah, the longest book in the Old Testament, shows the longsuffering grace of God. Obadiah, the shortest, speaks of judgment, His final act when mercy is refused. And what brings His judgment on Edom after hundreds of years of His patience? It is their pride and their ruthless treatment of His people! “The pride of your heart has deceived you” (v 3), says the Lord. And, regarding their attacks on God’s people, He declares: “As you have done, it shall be done to you” (v 15). A good two-fold warning for us. Don’t think too highly of yourself, and when you think about God’s people, remember they’re the apple of His eye!